Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici / Palace of the Council of the Twelve (Pisa, Italy)
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N 43° 43.148 E 010° 23.990
32T E 612758 N 4841630
Quick Description: In the historic political centre of Pisa, Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knight's Square), are located important buildings of Pisan Renaissance - one of them is small Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici (Palace of the Council of the Twelve).
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 1:39:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM7BM6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lindik
Views: 7

Long Description:

The Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici has changed names over time depending on the authority that has hosted: from Palace archive and Chancellery the Middle Ages, to Palace of Priori after the conquest of Florence (1509). The today's name "Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici" originates from time when palace passed into the hands of Order of the Knights of St. Stephen. Council of the Twelve (twelve chosen knights) was in fact a decision-making body of the St. Stephen Order.

The palace was renovated in the style of the late Renaissance at the end of the 16th century by architect Pietro Francavilla (also author of the Statue of Cosimo I before the close Palazzo dei Carovana). The frieze-lettering on the upper palace's cornice is reflexing fact, that the reconstruction works were completed in 1603 under the rule of Grand-Duke Ferdinando I de 'Medici.

Date of origin:: Renaissance rebuilding in the end of XVIth century.

Architect(s): Pietro Francavilla

Style: High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1550)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Town palace

Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici Piazza dei Cavalieri I-56100 Pisa Tuscany Italy

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